Bridge the Gap: Environmental and industrial Risks in eastern Ukraine
Six years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have brought to the fore-front the risks presented by industrial and ecological hazards, in addition to the population vulnerability induced by the conflicts. Unless appropriate steps are taken, the flooding of mines and shelling that regularly occurs close to chemical facilities and key water infrastructures have the potential to set off an ecological disaster, putting the population and economy of the region at risk.
Since May 2019, ACTED and its partners from the 3P Consortium, in close collaboration with local and regional authorities, have been implementing the “Reducing Disaster Risk Vulnerability in eastern Ukraine” program which focuses on multi-hazard vulnerability, with a specific angle on industrial and environmental risks mitigation.
The conference will benefit from the experience and conclusions of 3P’s work, and through presentations and technical panel discussions, this event will aim to raise key recommendations and advocacy messages to be taken into consideration while supporting Disaster Risk Management and Environmental Protection in Ukraine, for future public and private sectors engagements.